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TDS Telecom promotes Vicki Villacrez to Senior Vice President

Vicki_Villacrez

MADISON, Wis. (May 30, 2017) TDS Telecom (TDS®) today announces the promotion of Vicki Villacrez to Senior Vice President (SVP) of Finance. Villacrez also continues as the company’s CFO.

“With an eye toward future growth and profitability, along with exceptional knowledge of our financial operations and activities, Vicki is well-positioned to take on this highly-visible executive management position,” stated Dave Wittwer, president and CEO at TDS.

With responsibility for the company’s financial reporting, Vicki also has direct oversight of accounting, internal controls, billing, revenue assurance, procurement, financial analysis, and strategic planning.

“Vicki has a unique ability to help everyone see the big picture—it’s very powerful,” remarked Wittwer. “She has a vision for the company and is articulate in communicating that vision along with the steps necessary to achieve it. She also understands the inner-workings of the TDS family of companies, which is critically important to successfully defining, then moving forward, our strategic initiatives.”

Prior to joining TDS Telecom in 2012, Villacrez was the assistant treasurer at the parent company, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. She first joined Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. in 1989 as an internal auditor. During her 20-plus years, she held multiple leadership positions with growing responsibility in finance and strategic planning.

Villacrez volunteers with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin where she is a member of the board of directors and serves as the treasurer. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Upper Iowa University, and a Master of Business Administration from Edgewood College. She is also a certified public accountant.

Media contact: DeAnne Boegli-  National Public Relations Manager | TDS | 608-664-4428| deanne.boegli@tdstelecom.com

TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS Telecom/TDS®), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S. and a growing force in the cable industry. TDS provides 1.2 million connections to high-speed internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. For residential customers, TDS deploys up to 1Gig internet access, IPTV service, cable TV options, and traditional wireline services. The company offers businesses advanced solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted voice), high-speed internet, fiber optics, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com or tdsbusiness.com.

Headquartered in Madison, Wis., TDS Telecom operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC and BendBroadband, which is part of TDS Broadband Service LLC. Combined, the company employs more than 3,400 people.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service LLC. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. employs 10,300 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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